Warm salads can be blooming amazing or complete disasters. First, you have to get your hungry guests around the table before you plate up, so as soon as their bums are on the chairs, you are tossing the warm ingredients in with the arugula leaves. Boom, boom, boom on a plate and it’s in front of them.–Jamie Oliver
LC Jamie Oliver Speak Note
This recipe is written in Jamie Oliver speak. That is, this salad is all about personalization and improvisation. The amounts are intentionally left a little loosey-goosey so you can tweak it to your palate and not get mired down in tedious measuring. That said, we’ve included some approximates for those who prefer pointed direction. The amounts can easily be scaled up or down depending on how many servings you desire—including, of course, just one. You can play fast and loose with the ingredients, too, as the seasons change. Go on. Embrace your inner Naked Chef.
Warm Arugula Salad
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- 20 M
- 20 M
- Serves 4
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This salad was easy to prepare and assemble. Rather than making this dish for four people, I made it for one (me). Though the measurements aren’t exact, I liked the improvisation because I could scale down the recipe. For the bacon/pancetta preparation, I wasn’t sure what to do with the leftover grease, so rather than tossing it, I just poured less olive oil in the pan for the onion, thyme, and pine nuts.
This recipe is easy to play fast and loose with in your kitchen. The amounts come down to how much you want of the ingredients involved. With all kinds of textures and flavour combinations, this salad is bound to please almost everyone. Remove the thyme leaves from their stems before you toss into the pan, so you won’t have to pull sticks off of the plate later. I used two handfuls of arugula, and two handfuls of leafy mixed greens. Be sure to have your guests seated before you serve, because the warm ingredients will cause the salad greens to wilt very quickly. Instead of tossing the salad, I used tongs to serve folks right out of the bowl.